The Dolphins have had to endure more adversity the past six weeks than most NFL teams face all season, but somehow Miami has managed to deliver a winning record by upsetting the Atlanta Falcons, the reigning NFC champs, who came into the game as a 13 point favorite. The Dolphins weren’t perfect, but they were resilient, which is the calling card of Adam Gase teams. Omar Kelly.
“I’m looking forward to this opportunity,” he said. “It’s something I’ve thought about for a while. I feel like I’ve been able to make a difference in kids’ lives, but I’m taking that to a new level. Only seven teams have made the playoffs in a year where the Super Bowl is in their home stadium (including the Houston Texans a year ago). None advanced past the divisional round. The Vikings will become the first club to ever host a divisional playoff game in a year when they host the Super Bowl.
2. Ken Gray, G (Sept. 23, 1958) Released on final roster reduction following an impressive camp, but Scooter McLean and staff couldn’t decide if he was a defensive tackle or a guard. There are three types of veteran free agents in the NFL: unrestricted, restricted and exclusive rights. Unrestricted free agents are players with four or more accrued seasons whose contracts have expired. They free to sign with any team (assuming no “franchise” or “transition” tag are applied to them by their current team) without any compensation due his former team..
He did an amazing job of keeping the Panthers from being distracted by the fact they had a real chance to achieve perfection on the way to 14 0. Rivera kept his squad focused on the real prize: reaching the Super Bowl. He further showed the strength of his leadership by giving orders to the entire team to be mindful of what they said to the media to help prevent the controversial clash between Norman and Beckham (who would serve a one game suspension for helmet to helmet contact with the Panthers’ cornerback) from becoming a prolonged issue and another distraction.
That on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the City Attorney and appointed outside counsel and advisors as designated by Husch Blackwell and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr shall present to Council an update on negotiations with Edgemoor and provide information concerning the status of negotiation relating particularly to concerns which include, but are not limited to, absence of adequate specificity in discussion of financial terms and obligations of the memorandum of understanding; terms of the proposed reimbursement obligation; provisions of the community benefit agreement; local workforce hiring and workforce protection issues; items raised previously by members of Council; and any and all other concerns necessary to protect the best interests of the City and the regional flying public.Section D. That on Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Council shall meet as a Committee of the Whole to discuss those matters presented by the City Attorney and outside counsel on January 9, 2018 and to discuss any outstanding items and issues of concern to the Council and to produce a final written list of additional terms to be negotiated and concerns or questions to be addressed.Section E. That the City Attorney and appointed counsel are further directed by Thursday, January 18, 2018 to report back to Council as to the progress of negotiations, the lack thereof, or impediments to resolving the items and issues of concern to the Council, and if satisfied with the status of the Memorandum of Understanding as a best and final expression of terms between the parties, to circulate on that date a draft copy of the document for review by Council.Section F.Edgemoor Infrastructure Real Estate may get another shot at building the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport on Thursday.The city recently rejected a deal with the firm before reentering negotiations with them.On Thursday, Kansas City’s Airport Committee will debate the next step in their push to rebuild KCI.The city council could renegotiate with Edgemoor, go with a new plan proposed by AECOMM or start from scratch.After the Edgemoor plan was rejected, AECOMM announced that they had teamed up with Burns McDonnell to take over the KCI project.Council members say they rejected the Edgemoor memorandum of understanding due to a lack of minority hiring, a lack of financials and a $30 million reimbursement issue..